“I said to myself, ‘I have to do this and this is the time,’” said Benoit, now 53, whose Come Sale Away Now and Cityside Harbor Shuttle services are grouped within his Boston Harbor Mini Tours and Shuttle LLC.
He didn’t expect to be profitable in the early years — and isn’t yet. But the business is going well enough that Benoit has expanded to four boats and expects the increased activity around Boston’s waterfront will make his life’s dream pay off.
“I had no doubts that I had to do this. That’s not to say it’s been easy. It’s been a lot of work, and I’ve had my share of surprises that I didn’t initially expect,” Benoit said. “But I’m finally doing what I want to do.”